oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Paradigms within South African Criminology
|Article Title||Paradigms within South African Criminology|
|© Publisher:||Criminological and Victimological Society of Southern Africa (CRIMSA)|
|Journal||Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology|
|Affiliations||1 *Department of Criminology, University of South Africa. **Institute for Criminology, University of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Jan 1993|
|Pages||42 - 48|
|Keyword(s)||Antisocial, Appropriate adjustments, Broad non-juridicial definition, Critical paradigm, Difference of opinion, Field of study, Injurious acts, Interactionist paradigm, Multidisciplinary nature of Criminology, Positivistic paradigm, Research methods, School of thought and Subject matter|
Since Criminology was taught for the first time on tertiary level in 1949 at the University of Pretoria, it has strongly adhered to the principles of the positivistic paradigm. An important contributory factor was the inaugural address The deterministic viewpoint in Sociology by the late Professor G. Cronje, who studied Criminology under the guidance of W.A. Bonger.
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